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2 Burglars Arrested After Pocket-Dialing Police At Scene

Two men have been charged with third-degree burglary after they inadvertently alerted police to the scene of the crime when one of their phones pocket-dialed 911.

04/08/2014

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Mpls. 911 Investigations Prompt Questions From City Leaders

Minneapolis city leaders are asking questions after a WCCO-TV investigation found 911 calls going unanswered for minutes at a time.

03/19/2014

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How Do Mpls.’ 911 Wait Times Compare To A Similarly-Sized City?

In an emergency, every second counts, but a WCCO investigation found some 911 calls in Minneapolis were taking minutes to answer. For two weeks now, we’ve heard from frustrated citizens and operators who told us calls aren’t being picked up right away. One woman tried twice over five minutes to get through to 911 after her husband suffered a heart attack. He later died.

03/13/2014

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Police: Alexandria Armed Robberies May Be Linked

An armed robber is on the loose after tying up an employee and a customer at an Alexandria video store Monday night, according to Alexandria Police. The incident happened at Premiere Video at approximately 10 p.m., when a man with a black handgun forced an employee to give him an undetermined amount of money from the store’s cash register and safe.

03/11/2014

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Mpls. Mayor Responds To WCCO’s 911 Investigation

Rules are changing at Minneapolis’s 911 center after a WCCO Investigation found some callers waiting minutes to get through. Raymond Callihan’s wife tried twice to reach an operator last week when her husband suffered a heart attack. Her second call took more than two minutes to answer. Callihan died Thursday morning. City leaders Thursday expressed sympathy for his family. But operators at the 911 center worry others may not get help as quickly as they should, and they’re asking for more staff.

03/06/2014

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With Dad Now On Life Support, Family Questions Mpls. 911′s Delayed Response

Pictures in a north Minneapolis dining room show the bright smile of 72-year-old Raymond Callihan, a man who loved nothing more than spending time with his large family. “My father was a wonderful person,” said daughter Kamie Reed. “He would help anyone.” But that happiness has been replaced by hurt now that Reed and her mother, Arcola Tullis, know there won’t be any more memories like them.

03/05/2014

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Mpls. Police & Fire Union Presidents Find Unanswered 911 Calls ‘Concerning’

After a WCCO-TV investigation exposed what 911 operators call dangerous staffing levels in Minneapolis, first responders are demanding answers.

02/25/2014

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Minneapolis 911 Operators Call For Change

For some people, it could be the most important phone call they will ever make but in a WCCO investigation, some 911 operators and dispatchers in Minneapolis said they’re in the middle of an emergency of their own.

02/24/2014

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Mpls. Residents Say 911 Calls Are Going Unanswered

The city of Minneapolis changed its 911 system in the wake of Minnesota’s worst workplace shooting last year. At that time, several panicked callers inside Accent Signage never got through to a dispatcher.

12/20/2013

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Oklahoma, Minn. Win 2nd Night Miss America Prelims

As the pageant honored the victims of the 9/11 attacks a dozen years earlier, Miss America contestants from Oklahoma and Minnesota won the second night of preliminary competitions in the pageant on Wednesday. Miss Oklahoma Kelsey Griswold won a $1,000 scholarship for the swimsuit competition.

09/11/2013

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Good Question: Why Are Traumatic Memories So Vivid?

Almost all of us remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center 12 years ago. “I remember thinking, is this really happening, it’s like an out of body experience,” said Kristin Witte of Minneapolis.

09/11/2013

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Never Forget

The Daily Beast put together an amazing collection of iconic photos from NYC on 9/11. Take a look and share your memories of that day on our Facebook page.

09/11/2013

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New Minn. Law Cracks Down On 911 ‘Swatting’

Pranksters who dial 911 without a real emergency to report face stiffer penalties under a Minnesota law hitting the books this week. The law effective Thursday targets those who report a fictitious emergency to 911 dispatchers with the intent of luring authorities somewhere.

07/28/2013

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Don’t Text 911; You’ll Get This Message

If you’ve ever tried texting a 911 call in Minnesota, you probably didn’t get a response. Now the state’s four major service carriers are doing something about it.

06/28/2013

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58 Birdshot Pellets Hit Hunter, Drives Himself To Safety

A Washington County sheriff’s commander said he’s lucky to be alive after getting shot in the face.

05/02/2013

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